SOLO ARTIST OF THE CENTURY GARTH BROOKS, SEN. DICK DURBIN AND REP. DARRELL ISSA TO BE HONORED AT GRAMMYS ON THE HILL® IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ON APRIL 14
Awards Event to be Followed by Largest Ever Advocacy Day for Music Creators on April 15 with Opening Remarks by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Other Special Guests
GRAMMYs on The Hill® honorees include solo artist of the century and two-time GRAMMY® winner Garth Brooks, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and the music program of Neuqua Valley High School (a GRAMMY Foundation® Signature School from Naperville, Illinois). The event will be hosted by Oscar®-winning songwriter Paul Williams with performances by Marc Roberge (lead singer of rock band O.A.R.) and special guests. Attendees include Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus (RASCC) members, members of Congress, and dozens of music makers. GRAMMYs on The Hill Advocacy Day includes welcome remarks by Speaker of The House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, and visits with leading legislators, lobbying members of Congress, and other special guests to be announced shortly.
GRAMMYs on the Hill® — Called “Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics,” the two days of music advocacy connects top music makers with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., in an effort to inform policy makers of the important role the recording arts play in the nation’s culture and economy, and to raise the profile of the recording arts during meetings with legislators. The two-day event will include:
The Recording Academy’s annual advocacy event honors outstanding legislators who work to improve the environment for music makers and artists who use the power of music to improve all our lives. A cocktail buffet will precede the awards ceremony. GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards is sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, Recording Industry Association of America, and SESAC, with additional support from The Harry Fox Agency, National Music Publishers’ Association, Shure Incorporated, SoundExchange, SunTrust Bank: Music Industry, and TuneSat.
This advocacy day for music makers features a morning briefing with keynote speeches by leading legislators, lobbying members of Congress, and an afternoon musical event on Capitol Hill with special guests. Previous special guests have included Kelly Clarkson, Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Jam, Dave Koz, Keb Mo, and BeBe and CeCe Winans.
The Recording Academy (Grammy.com)